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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bullock to Iowa

In Defying the Odds, we discuss the early stages of the 2016 campaign, when many candidates were unknowns.

Gabriel Debenedetti reports at Politico:
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a potential presidential candidate, will head to Iowa soon for his campaign season debut in the early caucus state, two Democrats familiar with his plans told POLITICO.
The second-term Democrat will visit the first presidential caucus state between April 5 and 7 to campaign for a friend, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.
Bullock, a former Montana attorney general, has deflected speculation that he may run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. But he has not outright denied the chatter after winning reelection in 2016 by 4 points as Donald Trump won Montana by 21.
“If there’s something — constructively — that I can add, and that extends beyond just the party, but to the direction that this country’s going, as a father of a 15-, 13- and 10-year-old, damn it, I’d better figure out a way to do it,” he told POLITICO Magazine in October.